Coolidge attended Norwell High School, the Cambridge School of Weston, Emerson College in Boston and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
She made her first appearance on TV in the Seinfeld episode "The Masseuse".
She studied at Norwell High School, the Cambridge School of Weston, Emerson College in Boston and studied acting in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
Jennifer was first seen on TV in the Seinfeld episode "The Masseuse" and made several small role appearances in movies like A Bucket of Blood, Plump Fiction, and A Night at the Roxbury.
In 1999, Coolidge got her big break playing Jeanine Stifler, or "Stifler's mom" in American Pie.
The film was a box-office hit and took in a gross worldwide revenue of 5,483,004. Later in that same year, she had a supporting role in Legally Blonde as Paulette Bonafonté the manicurist.
The actress with impeccable comedic timing has starred in dozens of films and numerous TV shows, but for fans of a certain age, she'll always be Stifler's mom.
American Pie" films helped cement Coolidge's status as a character actress sure to draw big laughs (and helped her get "a lot of dates" -- see No. In the years since the first "American Pie" hit in 1999, Coolidge has lent her talents to "Best in Show," "Legally Blonde," and HBO's "Sex and the City." But her time away from "American Pie" is just as interesting.
Ever since I was about seven I have been able to sniff out a phony.
"Standup is just dirtier, a far more risqué kind of thing....
I talk about the strange stuff guys say when they're trying to get you to sleep with them, I talk about sex, being single again, really weird Hollywood auditions.
I ended up doing shows all over the country and the world for two years, Scotland and Australia included.
The strange thing was, that audition went as badly as any audition could have gone. She looked like Jayne Mansfield, and I remember babysitting for, like, five hours and she would pay me 80 cents, with a phony smile.